Singapore-based rig builder Keppel has inked contracts worth £77m million for a newbuild dredger and the modification of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
The first contract is between Keppel FELS and Van Oord to build a high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD).
Expected to be completed in 1Q 2022, the TSHD will have a hopper capacity of 10,500m3.
The dredger will be built to the requirements of classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) and will be LNG ready.
The second contract is between Keppel Shipyard and Yinson for the fast-track modification and upgrading of FPSO Allan.
Keppel Shipyard’s scope of work includes refurbishment and life extension works, fabrication and installation of a new riser balcony, spread mooring system and helideck, as well as modification of the vessel’s topsides and marine systems.
The project for Yinson is scheduled to commence in 3Q 2019 with delivery expected in 1Q 2020.
Upon completion, the FPSO will have a storage capacity of 700,000 barrels of oil and a processing capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil per day.
It will be deployed in the Anyala and Madu fields, offshore Nigeria for First Exploration and Petroleum Development Co Ltd.